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2014-10-06 08:25:23

Robin Roberts to Host First Annual WebMD Health Hero Awards Event NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced that Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts will host the first annual WebMD Health Hero Awards in New York City on November 6, 2104, and that Michael J. Fox will receive WebMD's first Health Hero Hall of Fame Award. WebMD's Health Hero Awards are presented to a group of accomplished and...

2014-10-01 23:00:28

Michael J. Fox to lead 3-part lecture series to benefit Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 The 2014-2015 Florida Forum speaker series, produced by The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and benefitting the Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction, will host an all-star line up at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. The 23rd season opens on October 13, 2014 with Emmy and...

2014-08-12 08:31:15

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research projects from five groups active in Parkinson's research comprise the 2014 first half (1H 2014) of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) Partnering Program. Among the most promising in the MJFF portfolio, Partnering Program projects are presented directly to industry groups who may wish to invest in further development. By connecting industry leaders with those studies ripe for investment, the...

2014-08-05 12:32:03

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers need to know the genetic profiles of their study participants to understand more about how certain mutations manifest disease. But do the participants have to know? A group of 35 Parkinson's disease (PD) researchers published today in Genetics of Medicine the different answers to that question among sites investigating mutations in the LRRK2 gene, the greatest known genetic contributor to PD. Investigators from The Michael...

2014-07-29 08:33:46

VIENNA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria will present data from a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine approach that aims to slow or stop Parkinson's disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation supported the study with a $ 1.5 million grant and will discuss the impact of the results for patients and the Parkinson's research community. When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11.00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) 03.00 pm UTC...

2014-07-28 08:30:24

ATLANTA, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RaceTrac announced that its cumulative giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has exceeded $1 million. This milestone is due in large part to the continued efforts of their team members who have executed various initiatives over the years encouraging the community to participate in and support a worthy cause. "In four short years, RaceTrac has shown incredible generosity and commitment not only financially...

2014-07-24 08:35:23

VIENNA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria will present data from a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine approach that aims to slow or stop Parkinson's disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation supported the study with a $ 1.5 million grant and will discuss the impact of the results for patients and the Parkinson's research community. When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11.00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) 03.00 pm UTC...

2014-07-22 12:30:17

Initiative to optimize patient care spearheaded by AbbVie and The Michael J. Fox Foundation to visit 11 cities in 2014 NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Parkinson's organizations are working together to help provide Parkinson's patients and caregivers with knowledge and support to optimize their care through the "Partners in Parkinson's" strategic health initiative launched by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie. Partners in Parkinson's offers...

2014-06-06 23:06:51

2014-15 Florida Forum lecture series benefits Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital announces the 2014-2015 Florida Forum lineup featuring actor and activist Michael J. Fox, best loved political couple James Carville & Mary Matalin and national security experts, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, USA (Ret.) and Robert S. Mueller, III. The 2014-2015 Florida Forum speaker series, produced by...

2014-06-03 08:31:43

2014 Marks 10th Anniversary Celebration for Danville Concours/Weekend of Automotive Charity Events - Organization Raises More than $2mm to Support Parkinson's Research and Patient Care Since 2004 DANVILLE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When this year's Danville d'Elegance (DDE) Foundation celebrates its upcoming 10th anniversary, September 20-21(st), 2014, with its annual weekend of automotive charity-related events, not only will it be boasting its stature as top fundraiser...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.